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can the fire belly toad toxin give permanent eye damage?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: These toads contain a poisonous chemical called bombesin and bominine which can cause eye irritation and lid swelling with contact to the toxin. Eye symptoms usually resolve within a day by using preservative free tears, cold compressors and rest.

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Last updated Dec 6, 2012

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